Not that I am complaining, but a lot of the locations this weekend focused on “skin.” Friday started with a trip to Swinging Richards where I saw lots of sexy men in all of their glory. Afterwards, I went by Rumors for the weekly Daisy Deadpetals Show with cast member Erika Norell and special guests. As usual, Daisy is a hoot on the microphone and makes you have a fab time. Afterwards it was off to Ramrod for their monthly “Mandance” featuring men in leather and harnesses galore dancing to the beats of Herbie James. Saturday started out very sad, as the community came together for Mark Haines’ Celebration of Life service at the Pride Center at Equality Park. The memorial was so packed that it was standing room only as the South Florida community came out to pay tribute to a wonderful man and friend who was taken from us way too early. Tributes were made by Robert Boo, Jason Tamanini, Stephen R. Lang, Mark’s nephew and brother, and Reverend Leslie Tipton, and John Goodnight of the City of Wilton Manors presented a certificate to the family proclaiming that day as “Mark Haines Day.” Thanks to Carol Moran of 13 Even for donating all the refreshments. This was a wonderful way to say goodbye to a great friend. Later on that evening, My TropiXXX presented their annual holiday fashion show at Hunters. The show was hosted by Velvet LeNore and Jamie and benefited Out of the Closet Thrift Store. It featured lots of sexy models. Afterwards, we went down to Floppy Roosters to see more sexy men. It was one of the bartenders’ birthdays, and the strippers brought him on stage. I will let the pic (the PG version) do the rest of the talking. After that, it was off to Discotekka for one of their infamous foam parties, and as usual, it was lots of fun!
Wednesday, Nov 26
Hunters presents Fireball I on Super Wednesday starting at 9pm. Hunters Chicago started calling it “Super Wednesday” back in 1984.No Cover!
Starting tonight and going through Saturday, November 29th the Boardwalk presents Falcon Entertainment Exclusive Ryan Rose in 2 show nightly.
Torpedo (2829 Broward Blvd) presents, for one night only, The Bad Boys Are back starring DJ T-ProMix and special guests from 11pm to 5 am.
Smarty Pants Bar presents a Celebration of Life for bartender John W (John J Wynegar) from 6-9pm.
The Manor presents Dancegiving at 10pm starring DJ Miik with shows by Serena Cha Cha. Admission is free for 21 and up and $12 for under 21.
Thursday, Nov 27
The inaugural Gay Days Fort Lauderdale starts today and goes through Sunday. For more information, go to Gaydays.com.
Village Pub opens their doors at 4pm and features a complimentary Thanksgiving Buffet at 5:30pm and is open to all. Then from 6-9pm they welcome the Hurricane Showdown registration party. Then at 10pm they present the Miss Hurricane Showdown Pageant open to all the players, coaches and fans. This event benefits the Poverello Food Bank with the highest tip total winning. Contact [email protected] to enter.
Friday, Nov 28
Impulse Group South Florida and AHF present Aerotica, a Gay Days Fort Lauderdale event benefitting Sunserve and takes place at The Armory (400 SW 24th Street) with doors opening at 9pm. Aerotica stars DJs Maximus 3000 and Kidd Madonny and is an 18 and up event. General admission is $45 and VIP with open bar is $85. For more information, or advance tickets go to Aeroticaevent.com.
Bubble Gum Fridays at the Manor present Cazwell live singing his hits “Ice Cream Truck,” “Dance Like You Have Good Credit,” and more. They will also be celebrating the birthday of DJ JPS with special guest DJ Vanessa Behrens. The night also stars DJ Miik in the Ultra Lounge.
Woof Events in association with John Thorpe present Revival, Indulge Your Spirit, a 90’s circuit music celebration starring DJ Robbie Leslie with performances by Kitty Meow. The event starts at 9pm and is a benefit for the Poverello Food Bank.
Club Aqua presents Blackout in White with music by DJ Just Oliver.
The Pride Factory presents a Black Friday Sale with Huge Savings storewide with up to 50% off until Nov 30.
Saturday, Nov 29
Hotspots Media Group presents the hottest pool party at the coolest place on Fort Lauderdale beach at the W Hotel from 10am to 6pm. The event will star DJs Nancy Starr and Edil Hernandez along with Andrew Christian model Jimmy Fanz live along with other models poolside in the hottest Andrew Christian designs and giveaways all afternoon. For tickets go to Gaydays.com
AlandChuck.travel presents Pillage and Plunder, a sail away party which is the only event on the planet to see this many RuPaul Drag race superstars in one place. Michelle Visage works nearly 40 RuPaul Drag race superstars from all 6 seasons as they invade the Manor. Doors open at 8pm and they have an extended liquor license. The night will star DJ Daniel Kristopherre in the Ballroom and DJ Nena in the Latin Longe and Patio. In the Latin Lounge and patio catch hostess Viva Mirage as she presents Yara Sofia, Roxxxy Andrews and April Carion. For tickets, go to DragStarsAtSea.com to avoid the lines at the door.
The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce introduces a new program called Rainbow Shopping Day which will kick off at noon at the LGBT Visitor Center on Miami Beach (1130 Washington Ave. 1st Floor North – Miami Beach). All internet and home based retailers will be offered space at the center to sell product. Music, spirits and, business will be conducted until 4 pm that Saturday. After brief opening remarks, patrons will take to the streets to visit MDGLCC Member retail locations (including restaurants and bars) to make their holiday purchases. The LGBT Visitor Center will offer FREE holiday gift wrapping (need to show receipt from qualifying MDGLCC Member Retailer). For more information visit gaybizmiami.com, [email protected] or 305-673-4440.
The 9th annual Leather Masked Ball presents CellBlock 9 at Bill’s. LMB will star DJ Brian Norwood and is a benefit for The Pet Project, Tuesday’s Angels, The Pantry of Broward and the leather Archives and Museum. Advance tickets are $35 and are available at My TropiXXX, Leather Werks and J Miles, and $40 at the door. For more info go to LeatherMaskedBall.org
Discotekka presents, a Danny Villar Production, White Affair starring DJs Carlos G, City Key, Sushi and Teo Moss with hosts Poizon, Sasha, Lola Lotus and guests.
Clubhouse II presents Sleaze starting at 8pm,
Scandals Saloon presents the Bon Voyage Party for the Pied Piper Travel starting at 7pm.
WOOF! Events and Hunters Nightclub are excited to welcome participants and supporters of the Hurricane Showdown’s 20th Anniversary Tournament, and everyone celebrating Thanksgiving Weekend. Join them for Jocks at 9pm, which will be a night of dancing to the sounds of Roke Cabrera and Doug Jackson. No cover!
Sunday, Nov 30
Scandals Saloon presents the 6th year anniversary of Lady Fancy’s Gospel Jubilee at 6pm. They invite everyone to experience a joyful celebration of old fashioned, southern gospel music.
Club Aqua presents White Towel Pool Party with the towel being optional. The will also feature a poolside buffet.
Broward House in association with The Pride Center, AHF, Sunserve, Latinos Salud. Campbell Foundation and Children’s Diagnostics and Treatment Center present the annual World AIDS Day Vigil. The Gathering begins at 7pm at Hagen Park with the step off at 7:30. It ends at the Pride Center at Equality Park with a rally with special appearances Lorrie Cram, Mayor Gary Resnick and The AIDS Memorial Quilt.
Monday, Dec 1
Twist presents Swan Song, the last party for White Party 2014 starring DJ Deanne. As Always, no cover.
Tuesday, Dec 2
Village Pub presents “It’s a Lady Bunny Christmas” at 9:45pm. This is a one night only appearance and lady Bunny’s only X-Mas appearance in Fort Lauderdale.
Wednesday, Dec 3
Natura Dermatology and Cosmetics presents a Coolsculpting Cool event at 11 am and 1pm and feature door prizes, special discounts and more. RSVP at 754-333-4886.
J. Miles Clothing Company presents an Underwear sale now thru December where every pair, every brand and every style only $15.
This is HOT
Just off the heels of his intimate U.S. club tour, the premiere of his TV drama series, ‘Kingdom,’ and viral Flaunt Magazine cover story, multi-talented recording artist and actor Nick Jonas premieres his single “Jealous” and self-titled, debut album from Island Records. Jonas will perform Jealous on the Nickelodeon’s Halo Awards on November 30 at 7pm, Jonas is also set to be the special guest host at this year’s iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2014 Concert Tour in Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, New York, Boston, Washington D.C., Tampa, Miami, and with a performance in Chicago.
Jonas’ current single “Jealous,” written by Jonas, Nolan Lambroza and Simon Wilcox, continues to climb the digital sale. The smash hit has already garnered rave reviews from multiple press outlets, “This time he’s bringing a funkier upbeat sound that is refreshing and much different than anything we’ve heard from the youngest Jonas brother,” says MTV. Idolator said, “Nick squeezed every ounce of angst he could muster into “Chains” before debuting his next single “Jealous”, which sounds like Bruno Mars mixed with classic ’80s soul-pop. It’s fantastic — instantly hummable and very radio-friendly.” The mind-blowing new music video for the suave, upbeat single, directed by Peter Tunney and Ryan Pallotta, uses mixed materials on canvas and inspirational messages which brings you inside the mind of Nick Jonas!
“‘Chains’, ‘Jealous’ and ‘Numb’ all represent the musical range that I envisioned when creating my upcoming album,” says Jonas. “I’m really proud of this body of music and can’t wait for the world to hear it.”
For more information on Nick Jonas, go to NickJonas.com